[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Guilderland 6-11-1974 as Subpart 9 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to protect the public health, welfare, safety, peace and tranquillity by regulating mass gathering within the Town of Guilderland.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MASS GATHERING
- Any assemblage or gathering of people at a carnival, circus or other public amusement of a temporary nature to which a charge is made for admission or in connection with which a charge is made for the use or enjoyment of any facility.
No person shall hold or promote, by advertising or otherwise, a mass gathering unless a permit shall have been issued therefor by the Supervisor of the Town of Guilderland as herein provided:
A permit under this section may be issued upon a written application by the person who will promote or hold the mass gathering, which application may be in letter form and shall identify the area and location of such mass gathering, the name and address of the person or persons holding or promoting the same, the date or dates thereof and such other information relating thereto as the Supervisor may require. Such application shall be accompanied by a permit issued by the appropriate permit-issuing official pursuant to the provisions of Section 7.5 of Chapter 1 of the State Sanitary Code and shall be further accompanied by copies of all plans, reports and specifications required in the issuance of said permit pursuant to the State Sanitary Code. Such application shall be further accompanied by such additional plans, reports, specifications and other matter as may be required by the Supervisor respecting the provisions of water supply and sewerage facilities, drainage, refuse storage and disposal facilities, sleeping areas and facilities, food service, medical facilities and fire protection. Such application shall further be accompanied by a copy of the performance bond filed pursuant to Section 7.34 of Chapter 1 of the State Sanitary Code.
Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this section, the Supervisor may in his discretion deny any application for such permit upon his determination that the police facilities of the Town of Guilderland are or would be insufficient or inadequate to fully protect the public safety and property or upon his determination that the public peace, tranquillity and good order is likely to be unduly disturbed.
No mass gathering authorized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall extend for a period in excess of seven consecutive days.
Any permit granted hereunder may be revoked by the Supervisor of the Town of Guilderland if he finds that the mass gathering for which the permit was issued is maintained, operated or occupied in violation of law or the Sanitary Code of the State of New York or of the health district in which such mass gathering takes place.
A failure to comply with the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed a violation, and the violator shall be liable to a penalty as set forth in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article III. For the purposes of this section, each day of a continuing violation shall be deemed a separate violation.